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CAIR Director Speaks at PA University

CAIR DIRECTOR SPEAKS AT LA SALLE UNIVERSITY

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/5/07) – The executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) yesterday joined a panel at La Salle University on “American Muslims and Civil Rights.”

Nihad Awad spoke about how the perception of Islam in the United States impacts the status of American Muslims’ civil rights. Other panelists included Mary Catherine Roper, an attorney with the ACLU’s Philadelphia chapter and Manar Darwish, a theology professor at Saint Joseph’s University.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail: rahmed@cair.com CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, E-Mail: arubin@cair.com

 

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